Just completed last run of week 6 again - went into the last run of the week just trying to focus on my breathing and keep my pace a bit slower and more consistent.
I was surprised to reach the last hill I had to climb to get back to my place right at the end of my last running interval - usually I'm walking for my cooldown at this point.
Sure enough, when I got home, I checked Strava and I had the best average running pace I've recorded so far - 7:02/km - and that's for my whole workout, which this morning was 13 mins walking, and 21 mins running!
So does trying to go slower generally equal faster? Or maybe I just paced myself better and had some more in the tank either way, I'm pleased - week 7 next week!